Paul Kirshbom, MD

Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery); Chief, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Departments & Organizations

Adult Congenital Heart Program

Office of Student Research

Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

Surgery: Cardiac Surgery | Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

Yale Medical Group


Dr. Paul Kirshbom became Yale’s new chief of pediatric cardiac surgery—and the first chief to hold the title at both Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital and Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford. His position is an important piece in a joint endeavor between Yale School of Medicine and the two hospitals to provide better care closer to home for young patients.

He joined Yale from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and is now a member of the medical faculties at both Yale and the University of Connecticut.

His clinical interests include neonatal and cardiac repairs; congenital heart disease; neurological protection; pediatric cardiac surgery; pediatric cardiovascular surgery; and pediatric thoracic surgery.

Learn more about Yale Cardiac Surgery's Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery.

Education & Training

MD Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1991)
Fellowship Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Residency Duke University Medical School
Residency Duke University Medical School
Internship Duke University Medical Center
Board Certification AB of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery (2001)
Board Certification AB of Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery (2009)

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Contact Info

Paul Kirshbom, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Cardiac Surgery Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street

New Haven, CT 06504
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Yale Cardiac Surgery Farnam Memorial Building (330 Cedar)
330 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale Surgical SpecialtiesYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 3rd Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208039
New Haven, CT 06520-8039

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